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  • Great Education Thinkers: John Dewey

    “The native and unspoiled attitude of childhood, marked by ardent curiosity, fertile imagination, and love of experimental inquiry, is near, very near, to the attitude of the scientific mind” –…

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  • Another look at critical thinking.

    Rethinking critical thinking.   One common accusation levelled at those who promote a knowledge rich curriculum is that there is an insufficient focus on allowing students the space to think…

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  • Great Education Thinkers: Michael Oakeshott

    Over the coming weeks we will be examining the foundational ideas of great education thinkers. We hope to stimulate thought about questions in education that we often take for granted.…

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  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    PTE Update

    It is no surprise that during an election education becomes a battlefield where the political parties vie to win over the electorate with radical promises. Yet even if you have…

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    What I Learnt at the Wonder Years Conference

    Spencer Harris, Head of History and Politics at a school in Leicestershire, recently attended our Wonder Years conference, and has written this great blog about what he got out of…

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  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy
    Return to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy

    I first visited Queen Elizabeth Academy earlier in the year, and left inspired by Helen Brothwell and her team. I’ve enjoyed following the school’s journey since then, regularly checking in by email to see how…

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  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    Open Letter Regarding Exclusions

    The issue of exclusions in schools is important and rightly up for discussion, but some recent coverage has been misinformed, misguided and unhelpful to the causes of safety and standards…

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  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy, Mansfield
    Trip Report: Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, Mansfield

    At PTE we like to visit schools up and down the country. We feel it’s important to get a feel of how schools work in certain areas, what unique challenges…

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  • Ebbsfleet Academy
    Trip Report: Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe

    At PTE we like to visit schools up and down the country. We feel it’s important to get a feel of how schools work in certain areas, what unique challenges…

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